A Lyric Soprano based in London.
An endless passion for music, for voices and for discovery.
Tamsin Birch is a Soprano scholar in the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, studying under Wilma MacDougall and Duncan Williams. She has recently completed her Master of Arts Degree at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was a scholar studying under Nuccia Focile and Iain Ledingham.
She has recently performed a variety of fully staged roles. Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro) for St Paul’s Opera, and Poppea (Agrippina) and Merab (Saul) for the Dartington Summer Festival.
Since beginning her studies she has played a number of roles in Opera Scenes. Roles have included Agnés (Written on Skin – Benjamin), Vixen (Cunning Little Vixen – Janáçek), Nedda (Pagliacci – Leoncavallo), Ilia (Idomeneo – Mozart), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare – Handel), Armida (Rinaldo – Handel), Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro – Mozart), Mimi (La Boheme – Puccini) and Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Britten). Other projects have included the Kohn Foundation/Bach Cantata series, Mahler 2 Chorus under the baton of Semyon Bychkov. During her studies she has also performed as a soloist for various choral societies and private recitals.
As an ensemble performer, she has performed as a paid member of the Philharmonia Chorus at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and most recently at the Elbphilharmonie of Hamburg.
Tamsin is fortunate enough to have been supported by the Violet M Wallace Award at the Royal Academy of Music, Dartington Hall Trust, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Mario Lanza Educational Foundation and an Anonymous Donor.